Kay Hartung's Favorite Artists

This is another in a series of occasional blog posts, where we've asked a member artist to talk briefly about an artist who's profoundly influenced their work. Here, in summary picture-book fashion, associate artist Kay Hartung has compiled a list of artists who have particularly inspired her. Click on the artist's name for more info, and treat yourself to a mini art history lesson.

Tell us- Who's inspired you?


Annie Albers - pattern

El Anatsui - materials, structure

Ernst Haekel - cellular images

Eva Hesse - materials

Matisse - pattern, color

Sheila Hicks - texture, color

Picasso - abstraction

And now a bit about Kay Hartung:

Kay Hartung is a mixed media artist who has a studio at ArtSpace Maynard and lives in

Acton. She has a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art and an MFA from Syracuse 

University. She was on the faculty of Bradford College in the Creative Arts Division from 

1979-1999. She maintained a studio at Vernon Street Studio in Somerville for 10 years 

before moving to Acton in 1992. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in many 

private and corporate collections. She has created specially commissioned work for 

both public and residential spaces. You can see examples of her work at